Myocardial infarction and coronary artery dissection in pregnancy.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Myocardial infarction associated with pregnancy is a relatively rare event, usually related to maternal risk factors for ischemic heart disease such as hypertension and diabetes mellitus. Coronary artery dissection represents an even more uncommon event and generally occurs in peripartum women without predisposing risk factors. A 31-year-old patient's postpartum course was complicated by the development of probable acute fatty liver of pregnancy followed by myocardial infarction and coronary artery dissection. The acute fatty liver of pregnancy and the cardiac event in our patient may both be vasospastic events related to vascular hypersensitivity.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Coulson, CC; Kuller, JA; Bowes, WA

Published Date

  • September 1995

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 12 / 5

Start / End Page

  • 328 - 330

PubMed ID

  • 8540934

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0735-1631

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1055/s-2007-994487


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States